On occasion, Dr. Octavio Vázquez of Nazareth College has asked his students, "What are you doing here? Run for your lives! There’s no future in this business!”
He’s joking, of course.
“Being a composer, it’s a little bit like falling in love," he says. "It’s the most irrational choice you can make, going into classical music or composition as a career choice. But the best things in life are irrational.”